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Pope names U.S. bishops' top ecumenical officer to advise Vatican council
Jul 22 2014
Pope Francis named three new members and 10 new consultants to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity July 22.

Pope calls for prayers as militants chase all Christians out of Mosul
Jul 21 2014
As the last Iraqi Christians in Mosul fled the city, Pope Francis urgently called for prayers, dialogue and peace July 20.

Pope going to Caserta twice - once for Mass, then to meet Pentecostals
Jul 17 2014
The pope will go to Caserta July 26 to meet with local priests and then celebrate a 6 p.m. Mass with local Catholics.

Vatican to support help for ‘humanitarian emergency’ of child migrants
Jul 15 2014
The Vatican’s secretary of state pledged full support for addressing the issue of child migrants.

Pope: Stop throwaway culture now before another generation is lost
Jul 14 2014
Pope Francis urged a group of economists and financiers to help reverse the current “throwaway” culture.

Vatican names new bank president, restructures financial offices
Jul 09 2014
The Vatican announced a new president of the Vatican bank and other changes in several Vatican structures.

Pope meets sex abuse victims, says clergy actions cloaked in complicity
Jul 07 2014
For the first time, Pope Francis met directly with a group of victims of clerical abuse, following a tradition begun by his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI.

Vatican formally recognizes international association of exorcists
Jul 06 2014
The Vatican formally recognized an international association of exorcists founded by Pauline Father Gabriele Amorth.

Pope names New Jersey auxiliary bishop to head Fall River Diocese
Jul 03 2014
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop George W. Coleman of Fall River, Massachusetts.

Pope phones rabbi, offers condolences over Israeli teens’ murder
Jul 02 2014
Pope Francis telephoned Rome’s chief rabbi to personally express his sadness over the murder of three kidnapped Israeli teens.